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May 31, 2021

Meet the 2021 Data Challenge Winners

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2021 Data Challenge winners. The 2021 Data Challenge focused on using archived SECOORA buoy and/or shore station data.

May 27, 2021

Meet the 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars

SECOORA is honored to announce the 2021 Vembu Subramanian Ocean Scholars - Lela Schlenker, East Carolina University, and Caroline Maria Tribble, University of Charleston. The annual award provides travel support to students to present their research at a meeting or conference.

May 21, 2021

Expanding Community Flood Resilience Through Partnerships with US IOOS Regional Associations

In May, Debra Hernandez, SECOORA, presented a poster at the Ocean Visions 2021 Summit on how IOOS Regional Associations entities are working to support local needs related to coastal flooding.

April 27, 2021

NOAA Launches a New Life-Saving Rip Current Model

NOAA released a new operational rip current model that will improve beach safety through sophisticated rip current forecasts.  NOAA plans to validate the model using shoreline footage from SECOORA’s Webcams for Coastal Observations and Operational Support (WebCOOS) network.

April 20, 2021

Model Forecasting Piney Point Wastewater Plume in Tampa Bay

SECOORA members and funded scientists are responding to emergency wastewater discharge in Tampa Bay from a phosphate mining facility reservoir.

April 20, 2021

SECOORA 2021 Education and Outreach Request for Proposals – $8,500 Opportunity

SECOORA is soliciting proposals to develop online or online accessible K-12 marine science curricula and/or activities that can be implemented by parents, teachers, and other educators. Proposals must demonstrate how they will increase participation of underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics educational activities.

April 13, 2021

Webinar | 4th Grade Curriculum: Water Shapes our Planet and our Lives

Join SECOORA for a webinar on April 27 at 3:30 PM ET to learn about a new comprehensive fourth grade, virtual-learning science unit on the water cycle, weather, climate, and natural processes that shape the Earth’s coasts and communities. Click here to reserve your spot. 

April 2, 2021

USF COMPS Maintaining Operations on the West Florida Shelf

In March 2021, USF COMPS headed to sea on the R/V Weatherbird to replace the C10 buoy off the coast of Sarasota, Florida. This buoy provides real time data on water velocity, wind speed, air temperature, water temperature, salinity, and more.

March 26, 2021

New Acoustic Receivers Help FACT Network Track Marine Animals

SECOORA collaborated with the FACT Network to install new acoustic receivers on buoys in North Carolina and West Florida. This is helping build bridges between oceanography and acoustic telemetry researchers to expand marine animal observations in the Southeast.

March 22, 2021

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Contractor for Program Coordinator Services

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2021.